$125 Budget Weekly Menu – Making a weekly meal plan keeps me sane and helps me to save money at the grocery store. I normally feed my family of six including four teens for around $125 a week by shopping at a discount chain and buying sale items at other grocery stores.
After having a great month so far ($391.98 or an average of $98 per week), I am over budget this week because we were out of many staples like olive oil, canned tomatoes and cereal. My total for this week is $161.37 which brings my May monthly total to $553.35, or $110.67 per week for the five Fridays in May.
*Items marked with an asterisk were purchased in previous weeks in the $125 Budget and are in the pantry, fridge or freezer. Click purple links to go to recipes!
Very Blueberry Smoothie, Cheese Toast
Scrambled eggs, fresh cantaloupe slices
Everything bagel with cream cheese x2
Cereal with milk x2
Organic Yogurt with Crockpot Granola and banana slices
Turkey Avocado Wrap, cucumber slices
PBJ, pretzels* x2
Ham and Cream Cheese Rollups, baby carrots with ranch dressing*
Homemade Pizza Bagels
Nachos with avocado slices
Southwest Chicken Chili, tortilla chips
Pan Fried Pork Chops, mashed potatoes, steamed green beans
Fettucini Alfredo with roasted chicken, romaine salad
Breakfast for Dinner: scrambled eggs, biscuits, bacon (from Zaycon Foods)*
Slow Cooker Chili, corn chips
Chili Cheese Fries (with leftover chili), romaine salad
What are you eating this week? Leave a comment or link. 🙂
Please Note: I post my weekly menu to encourage menu planning and to give meal ideas, not as a nutritional standard. You should feed your family based on your priorities and values. You may not be able to replicate this exact menu for $125 because sales vary by region and you will have different items on hand, but you can save money just by using a menu. 🙂)
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